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Asustek, Dell beef up competitiveness with MSI for gaming notebooks

May 25, 11:18

Asustek Computer and Dell, facing increasing competition for gaming notebooks from Micro-Star International (MSI), have enhanced their competitiveness through strengthening marketing in the US and Europe, lowering retail prices for comparable models, and launching inexpensive models in China and Southeast...

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First-tier vendors cautious about China-based players launching notebooks and 2-in-1 devices in May-July

May 24, 14:22

China-based Huawei will launch its new 2-in-1 device on May 26, targeting the mid-range and high-end segments, while Xiaomi is ready to release its inexpensive ultra-thin notebook in July. Seeing new players joining the market, most first-tier brand vendors have taken a cautious attitude about the...

Desktop manufacturing industry sees reshuffling orders; expects to see fierce competition

May 20, 15:54

Pegatron Technology reportedly has snatched some of Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) desktop orders from Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently and to fill the order loss, Foxconn is looking to land Lenovo's orders from competitors. With cooling module maker Asia Vital Components (AVC) also...

Competition in VR market among Taiwan brands heating up

May 19, 11:51

Both Asustek Computer and Acer will follow the step of smartphone vendor HTC to enter the virtual reality (VR) device market soon, heating up competition among local brands in the segment, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop 4.6% sequentially in 2Q16

May 16, 15:31

Global tablet shipments are expected to drop 4.6% sequentially to reach 42.84 million units in the second quarter, which is still the slow season for the table market. Vendors have yet to step up their orders for the new products they are supposed to launch in the third quarter. However, the shipment...

Wistron sees earnings tumble nearly 50% on year in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 15:17

ODM Wistron has reported net profits of NT$383 million (US$11.74 million) for the first quarter of 2016, a sharp decline of 46.6% from a year earlier.

Clevo ships 353,000 notebooks in 1Q16

May 16, 09:56

ODM/OEM Clevo shipped 353,000 notebooks in the first quarter of 2016, with the China market accounting for over 30% of the shipments, according to the company.

China will account for 40% of VR headset shipments in 2016, says Canalys

May 13, 15:30

Vendors will ship 6.3 million virtual reality (VR) headsets worldwide in 2016, of which 40% will be in China, according to Canalys.

Compal expects notebook shipments to drop 10% in 2016

May 13, 11:26

Compal Electronics' notebook shipments in 2016 are expected to drop by 10% on year, as order visibility for the second half of the year remains unclear, according to company president Ray Chen.

Asustek expects 2Q16 revenues to drop 9-14% sequentially

May 13, 11:22

Asustek Computer expects consolidated revenues of NT$95-100 billion (US$2.93-3.08 billion) for the second quarter of 2016, decreasing 9-14% on quarter, the company said at a May 11 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q16 estimated at 44.89 million units

May 13, 10:53

There were an estimated 44.89 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, falling 31.3% on quarter and 12.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Microsoft new Surface Book said to be delayed

May 12, 14:26

Microsoft originally planned to launch its second-generation Surface Book in June, upgrading the device with an Ultra HD display, but sources from the upstream supply chain report that the device is likely to be delayed due to some design issues.

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Quanta sees on-month drop in April revenues

May 12, 10:43

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$68.18 billion (US$2.1 billion) for April 2016, representing a 9.31% drop on month but a 0.98% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$265.54 billion in year-to-date revenues, down 2.63% compared with the same time last year.

Chip orders from China smartphone vendors to boost MediaTek 2Q16 revenues

May 11, 21:15

Orders placed by China-based Oppo, Gionee and Vivo are set to boost revenues at smartphone-chip provider MediaTek in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

Notebook ODMs see shipments drop in April

May 11, 16:00

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their shipments for April with all seeing on-month drop in notebook shipments.

Asustek revenues drop in April

May 11, 15:04

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$26.07 billion (US$801.77 million) for April, dropping sharply by 42.4% on month and 12.7% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first four months of 2016 were NT$136.12 billion, up 3.1% on year.

Acer revenues drop in April

Stockwatch - May 11, 14:43

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.054 billion (US$432.32 million) for April 2016, representing a 42.08% drop on month and 11.19% drop on year.

Synnex April revenues up on year

May 11, 11:37

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.45 billion (US$816 million) for April, decreasing 8.4% on month but increasing 3.6% on year.

MSI reports on-year increase in April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:21

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.76 billion (US$208.31 million) for April 2016, representing a 17.6% drop on month and 15.29% increase on year.

Inventec April revenues rise on year

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:20

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.936 billion (US$1.05 billion) for April 2016, representing a 6.98% drop on month and 9.36% increase on year.

Compal revenues drop in April

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:20

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.306 billion (US$1.43 billion) for April 2016, representing a 33.45% drop on month and 24.87% drop on year.

Wistron reports decreased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:19

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.446 billion (US$1.37 billion) for April 2016, representing a 16.37% drop on month and 5.42% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments to grow 9.7% sequentially in 2Q16, but still down 10% on year

May 9, 21:38

With brand vendors ready to launch new products for the second quarter, Chromebook to see strong shipment growth and Xiaomi to begin shipping its new notebook later in May, worldwide notebook shipments are expected to grow 9.7% sequentially in the second quarter, but will still see close to 10% drop...

China white-box players leaving tablet market and pushing into new applications

May 9, 15:21

With the global tablet market becoming mature and related shipments gradually weakening, China's white-box players are leaving the market and turning to focus on new businesses such as 2-in-1 devices, robots and virtual reality.

ECS sees revenues decline in April

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:51

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.132 billion (US$65.8 million) for April 2016, representing a 20.71% drop on month and 23.19% drop on year.

Taiwan market: Leica launches range finder digital camera

May 6, 16:12

Leica Camera AG on May 5 launched the Leica M-D (Typ262), a range finder digital camera with 24-megapixel CMOS image sensor, dimensions of 138.6 (W) by 42 (H) by 80 (D)mm and a weight of 690g, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$226,000 (US$6,981).

Leica M-D (Typ262)

Shuttle to decrease capital by 30%

Stockwatch - May 6, 15:25

Shuttle on May 5 announced a reduction in paid-in capital by NT$1.05 billion (US$32.3 million) or 30% to NT$2.44 billion.

Acer to release more ultra-thin notebooks in September

May 5, 14:50

Acer has recently launched its new ultra-thin Aspire S 13 and will announce two more ultra-thin notebooks in September.

Gaming notebook, 2-in-1 markets to see more competition with entry of lower-tier players

May 5, 14:43

With Intel reference designs and support including product planning, software/hardware certification and marketing, China-based lower-tier vendors including Huawei Technologies, TCL, Onda, Haier, Hasee, Cube, Teclast as well as India-based Micromax have been aggressively launching 2-in-1 devices, while...

Acer expands into digital signage business

May 4, 16:03

Acer has extended its operations to digital signage, with market watchers believing the move is through cooperation with Taiwan-based digital signage solution provider AOpen. The market watchers also expect Acer to offer related solutions by integrating its BYOC platform with AOpen's hardware.

Asustek Computer leads gaming notebook sales

May 4, 14:34

Asustek Computer is currently the largest global gaming notebook vendor, particularly ranking first in the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Italy. Asustek sold nearly 90,000 units in February 2016, followed by China-based Lenovo with over 40,000 units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers...

Apple beats Microsoft at their own game while Amazon primes the low end of tablet market, says IDC

Apr 29, 16:09

First-quarter seasonality combined with an overall disinterested customer base led to an annual decline of 14.7% in worldwide tablet shipments during the first quarter of 2016. Worldwide shipments of tablets (including slate and detachable form factors) reached 39.6 million, according to preliminary...

Acer Asia Pacific head eyes break-even operation in 2Q16

Apr 29, 16:06

Acer Pan Asia Pacific president Andrew Hou has pointed out that the company still saw losses in the first quarter in Asia Pacific and is looking to achieve a break-even operation in the second quarter.

Andrew Hou, president of Acer Pan Asia Pacific

Coretronic expects 2Q16 projector shipments to grow over 20%

Apr 29, 14:59

Coretronic shipped 243,000 DLP projectors in the first quarter of 2016 and expects to ship 95,000-105,000 units a month in the second quarter with quarterly growth of more than 20%, the company said at an April 28 investors conference.

Foxconn promoting Sharp products internally

Apr 28, 13:01

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) employees have recently established a team to display and promote Sharp's white goods such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers and refrigerators at Foxconn's plants, hoping to attract employees to purchase Sharp's products and help boost their sales in...

Taiwan market: Canon launches new flagship DSLR

Apr 28, 12:56

Canon has launched its latest flagship DSLR camera, the EOS-1D X Mark II in Taiwan. Canon has also upgraded Taiwan consumers' equipment protection plan.

Canon ESO-1D X Mark II

Asustek denies plans to split company businesses

Apr 28, 12:53

Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...

Apple sees iPhone shipments drop in fiscal 2Q16

Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:23

Apple has announced that it posted quarterly revenues of US$50.6 billion and quarterly net income of US$10.5 billion, or US$1.90 per diluted share for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. Quarterly iPhone shipments reached 51.1 million units, down 16.5% on year.

High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders

Apr 27, 11:49

Sales of high-end smartphones are decelerating, affecting orders for ICs and other parts and components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

PC, handset supply chain makers conservative about prospects for 2016

Apr 27, 11:15

Makers in the PC and handset supply chains in Taiwan are conservative about a business rebound in the second half of 2016 as well as the overall performance for the entire year amid unfavorable business news from the sectors, including layoffs at Intel and declining iPhone shipments.

HTC to launch accelerator programs to foster development of VR industry

Newswatch - Apr 26, 22:26

HTC has announced plans to inject over US$100 million to carry out a business accelerator program, HTC Vive X, to foster development of the virtual reality (VR) industry.

Cher Wang announcing HTC Vive X accelerator program in Beijing

HTC to hold Vive strategy, ecosystem conference in Beijing

Apr 25, 12:26

HTC will hold a conference on strategy and ecosystem for HTC Vive in the China market in Beijing on April 26. Company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang will host the meeting.

VR hardware to soar past US$2 billion mark in 2016, says IDC

Apr 22, 16:14

Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units. Led by key products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, the category should generate hardware revenues of approximately US$2.3 billion in 2016. While VR will drive nearly all...

Acer has no plans to make VR devices, says CEO

Apr 22, 15:55

Commenting on Acer's new Predator series products' support for virtual reality (VR) devices, Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the company's latest gaming products will be able to connect with the four current major VR platforms: Facebook's Oculus, HTC's Vive, OSVR and StarVR, but Acer has no...

Pegatron reshuffles executive positions

Apr 22, 15:23

Pegatron, in response to vice chairman Ted Hsu's departure to join Asustek Computer as chief strategy office, has decided to reshuffle its executive positions including CEO, COO, CTO and R&D director, with new executives to come into office on July 1, 2016, according to the company.

Acer unveils gaming notebooks, 2-in-1s, Chromebooks in New York

Apr 22, 14:30

Acer unveiled new gaming notebooks, 2-in-1 models and Chromebooks in New York on April 21 to specifically meet expected back-to-school demand in the third quarter of 2016.

Asustek new CSO expected to initially focus on enhancing competition with Gigabyte, MSI

Apr 22, 12:03

Vice chairman Ted Hsu for ODM Pegatron will return to Asustek Computer as chief strategy officer (CSO) and is expected to strengthen competition initially with Gigabyte Technology for motherboards and Micro-Star International (MSI) for gaming notebooks, Asustek's largest competitors in these sectors,...

Ted Hsu, Asustek new CSO

Asustek chairman refutes rumor about feeling tired about his work

Apr 21, 15:53

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih has responded to market speculation the he has invited Pegatron Technology vice chairman Ted Hsu to become Asustek's chief strategy officer in preparation to eventually have Hsu succeeded to the chairman position, is because Shih feels tired about his work. Shih said he...

Jonney Shih, Asustek chairman

LeTV unveils LeSEE electric vehicle

Apr 21, 14:47

China-based LeTV has hosted a new product launch conference, showcasing its latest smartphones and LCD TVs. At the show, LeTV also showcased its LeSEE electric vehicle for the first time.

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